Take ibuprofen? Read this....

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Take ibuprofen? Read this....

Post by mokelumnekid » Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:27 pm

I found this recent piece interesting, but as always decide for yourself:

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Thoughts?

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Post by rayfound » Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:57 pm

Makes sense. Take painkillers when you have pain... but not when you don't.

Habitual use of anything is a bad idea.

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Post by sekihiker » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:27 pm

Wow! I never would have guessed any of this. Thanks for posting. I used to routinely take a couple of ibuprofin every evening of a hike. No more.

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Post by John Harper » Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:00 pm

I thought Ibuprofen was helpful for acclimating to altitude?

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Post by rlown » Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:02 pm

aspirin is. ibuprofen is for the next day. consult your doctor first.

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Post by Cross Country » Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:09 pm

by rayfound on Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:57 pm

Makes sense. Take painkillers when you have pain... but not when you don't.

Habitual use of anything is a bad idea.
- See more at: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4509#p27018" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I don't mean this critically, not even a little, but for a laugh. I take my blood pressure and cholesterol medicine habitually.

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Post by rlown » Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:14 pm

Another point of reference for altitude meds: http://www.altitudemedicine.org/index.p ... -providers" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Check out some of the drugs mentioned. :) One of my friends was recommended to use Cialis.

I'm not sure if this applies to women as well. Again, consult a doctor.

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